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2021 Best Value Colleges for General Architecture in Virginia

2 Colleges
149 Bachelor's Degrees
$37,282 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Value General Architecture School for You

Best Value Colleges for General Architecture in VirginiaWith 149 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, general architecture is the #73 most popular major in Virginia. This means that of the 4,108 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 3.6% were from a college or university in the state.

For this year's Best Value Colleges for General Architecture in Virginia ranking, we looked at 2 colleges that offer a bachelor's in architecture. Note that the phrase 'best value' does not mean the absolute lowest-priced. We are more focused on architecture schools that offer a high quality education at a price lower that other schools of similar academic excellence.

Average cost figures start with estimating tuition, fees, room and board, books, and other related expenses. We then subtract the average amount of financial aid that a student receives. You can use this as a gauge to estimate how much you may need to pay out of pocket to cover costs when financial aid isn't enough. Your cost may be different from the average one, depending on your income and other factors.

More Ways to Rank General Architecture Schools

The architecture school you choose to invest your time and money in matters. To help you make the decision that is right for you, we've developed a number of major-specific rankings, including this list of the Best Value Architecture Schools.

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2021 Best Value General Architecture Schools in Virginia

The following schools top our list of the Best General Architecture Colleges for the Money.

Best Value Architecture Schools in Virginia

#1

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA

Virginia Tech landed the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings for best value general architecture schools. Virginia Tech is a fairly large public school located in the city of Blacksburg. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Virginia Tech, the school also landed the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for General Architecture in Virginia ranking.

At Virginia Tech, the average time it takes a student to graduate is 4.3 years, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $33,298. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech is $142,182. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

After completing their bachelor's degree, architecture graduates from Virginia Tech carry an average student debtload of $26,422. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $322, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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University of Virginia - Main Campus comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. University of Virginia is a very large public school located in the suburb of Charlottesville. University of Virginia did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #2 on our Best Colleges for General Architecture in Virginia list.

It takes about 4.1 years for the average student at University of Virginia to complete their degree, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $41,266. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia is $167,540. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

Architecture majors at University of Virginia take out an average of $17,098 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $188.

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Best General Architecture Colleges in the Southeast Region

Explore all the Best General Architecture Colleges in the Southeast Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Georgia 54
Florida 206
Tennessee 40
North Carolina 73
South Carolina 59
Alabama 72
Kentucky 60
Arkansas 55
Louisiana 20
Mississippi 35

One of 8 majors within the Architecture & Related Services area of study, General Architecture has other similar majors worth exploring.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Urban & Regional Planning 13
Landscape Architecture 13
Architectural History 3

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 2 schools only.

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Danichou.

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